Yeah, it's small but I've never caught a northern pike and my son found this one in an unlikely location. It was really cool because he talks about catching a northern all the time. "Hey Dad, maybe we'll catch a northern today!" Well, he did it. He also got a nice crappie, which I haven't seen in the area for a long time. 3 more smallies rounded out his day while I got skunked. The river is starting to offer some good stuff lately.